1 Black Cowboy, Wild Horses: A True Story

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Black Cowboy, Wild Horses: A True Story

Written by Julius Lester

Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Reviewed by Sean B. (age 9)

Bob Lemmons lived in the west in the 1800's. He had been a slave, but now he's a cowboy.

He goes out looking for wild horses. At night he doesn't make a fire because the horses would smell the smoke in his clothes. The next day he finds them and follows them until a baby horse dies. After that, Bob becomes the leader.

The message in the story is that one person can do a lot.

This book is interesting because I like hot places and the desert. My favorite part was when Bob finds the horse tracks.

Bob reminds me of my brother because he likes to go on adventures.

I recommend this book to people who like horses and adventures and are in grades two through four.